Watch KISS’ Performance Of “Deuce” In 1975 Midnight Special
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KISS’s legendary 1974 song “Deuce” is included in a recently released footage from their 1975 performance on the late-night TV music series The Midnight Special. Originally released on their self-titled first album, the track was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise and recorded in New York’s Bell Sound Studios.
First released in early 1974, KISS was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies in the United States by early 1977. With songs like “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Kissin’ Time,” and “Strutter” and fan favorites like “Cold Gin,” “Firehouse,” and “Black Diamond,” KISS’s debut album was a success, peaking at No. 87 on the US Billboard 200 while the band was on the road nonstop at the time.
Kiss’s “Deuce” was written by Gene Simmons, who also sings and plays bass for the band. One of their most well-known and often-covered songs, the song also serves as a staple concert opening. The song may be found on several live and compilation albums by Kiss.
In early December, KISS will play two gigs in New York’s Madison Square Garden as part of their farewell tour, titled “End Of The Road.” You can check out the band’s performance of “Deuce” below.